Why is Bourton-on-the-Water Famous?
Bourton-on-the-Water at the heart of the Cotswolds is famed for its five stone bridges. Dating from between 1654 and 1911, the bridges are constructed from local Cotswold stone and give the village its byname of ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’.
Why is it called Bourton-on-the-Water?
The Saxons gave Bourton-on-the-Water its shortened name, which was a blend of two words: Burgh meaning “fort,’ and ton meaning “village,” translating loosely into “Village by the fort,” or “Fort by the village,” depending on one’s perspective back then. The water in question, was the whimsically-named River Windrush.
Is Bourton on water open?
November – March – Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 16:00, Sunday – Closed. At the Bourton-on-the-Water Visitor Information Centre, you can find a wide range of information on attractions and events throughout the area. Feel free to call the centre on (+44) 01451 820211 for a friendly response.
Is Bourton-on-the-Water a town?
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England, that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village had a population of 3,296 at the 2011 census.
Where is Bourton on the water in Gloucestershire?
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England, that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village had a population of 3,296 at the 2011 census . 
Why is Bourton the Venice of the Cotswolds?
This popular village is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ because of the attractive little bridges that cross the gently flowing River Windrush, which runs through the centre of the village. Bourton has a charm all of its own at any time of the year.
Where is the Bourton on the water circus?
Bourton-on-the-Water is the home of Giffords Touring Circus – animals and artists from the circus fill many Cotswold village greens with wonderment during the summer months. Toti and Nell Gifford started Giffords Circus in 2000.
Where is the nearest train station to Bourton on the water?
The closest operating railway station now is in Moreton-in-Marsh. The heritage Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway uses part of the route of the former Great Western Railway’s main line in the Cotswolds; it does not pass through the village. Racing cyclist Sharon Laws, who competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics, grew up in the village.